Re: Donna Vekic
Now that was one rock solid performance by Donna, well done girl!
Did she just beat world number 24? That surely sounds impressive for a 16 y.o. these days. Yes, Sorana was unrecognizable today and was basically on a self-destruct mode from very early on, but Donna showed great focus in quite horrible circumstances and the ability to control her level of tennis in a match like an experienced pro. She pretty much didn't try to do a lot of the extraordinary, but instead went for just enough to make a win. It's refreshing to find someone on the WTA tour who is able to play a match without going through five million meltdowns. Serve was working wonders today, groundstrokes were very useful and overall she pressured her opponent too much to let this one slip away.
Tomorrow she could again face Rybarikova, who is a set up at the moment and we all know she already defeated her once before. Conditions will be different this time around though. Donna is certainly better than a year ago and she obviously feels great on grass (but then again, Rybarikova loves grass too). If she can focus her mind on tennis I think she can win, but this is already beyond my expectations for the week. New c-h ranking is coming up on Monday!